The first stage of the Lechweg starts at Austria's most beautiful place in 2015, the lake Formarinsee. From here you hike the first stage of the Lechweg. Along Alpe Formarin, past Gasthaus Älpele, you reach Zug and the fish pond. Now it goes along the Lechuferweg, past a Kneipp facility and barbecue sites back to the starting point of the hike in Lech.
Special features: Further information on the long-distance hike is available at the Lech Zürs Tourist Office or at www.lechweg.com
Sights: The Formarinsee Lake – a natural mountain lake where fishing is also permitted. You can obtain a fishing permit at the Lech Zürs Tourist Office.
Possible stops: Gasthaus Älpele, restaurants in Zug and Lech am Arlberg.
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Tips, hints and links
From Germany: Take the A96 motorway to Bregenz from there on the A14 motorway to Bludenz, continue on the S16 to the Lech Zürs am Arlberg exit. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
From Switzerland: Via the A13 motorway and the Feldkirch, Hohenems or Lustenau border crossing on the A14 motorway to Bludenz. Continue on the S16 until exit Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Follow the B197 up to Alpe Rauz, turn left here onto the B198 through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
From Austria: Via the Inntalautobahn A12 and then via the S16 to the exit St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlberg Pass). Follow the B197 first through St. Anton, then through St. Christoph and over the Arlbergpass to Alpe Rauz. Turn right here onto the B198, drive through Flexengalerie and over the Flexenpass to Lech Zürs am Arlberg.